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  1. Wren

    [[[RA Guy]]]

    Separating mind from body when the body is in agony and cannot respond as we want it to is very, very hard. The words Gabriel sings are correct: “My body is a cage/But my mind holds the key,” but the music — the melody, the use of minor notes, the slow beat — tell the real story. It’s a beautiful, heart-wrenching piece of music. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    I hope your current flare eases soon so you can once again breathe, rest and recoup. I’m far away, but I understand. You’re on my mind. I’m sending all the warmth, care and calm that I can to you through the ether, high in your mountain city among the clouds. Know hope.

  2. Marianne Hoynes

    Wow, Friend. You said it. Your body is a cage, but your expression is a meadow, with strong light beams from the sun, and every shade of green you can imagine.

  3. Heather

    I love this song. I originally heard it awhile ago (sung by Arcade Fire) and have identified with it because of my chronic pain. Sometimes my body really feels like a cage, but I have to live with it.

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